Big Agnes Big House 4 Person Deluxe Gold Cabin Tent Review

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Big Agnes's Big House 4 Deluxe Gold With the Fly Open

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  • Freestanding: Yes
  • Color: Gold, White
  • Number of Rooms: 1
  • Number of Windows: 2
  • Number of Doors: 2
  • Zippers: N/A
  • Storage Pockets & Gear Loft: Yes, Yes
  • Mesh Roof & Walls: Half, Half
  • Footprint: Not Included, Available Separately
  • Big House 4 floor saver
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Materials and Extras

  • Inner Walls: Breathable Polyester, Coated Polyester And Polyester Mesh
  • Full Fly: Polyester
    Fly Waterproof Ratings: 1500 mm
  • Floor Materials: Polyester
    Floor Waterproof Ratings: 1500 mm
  • Pole Material: Lightweight Aluminum With Press Fit Connectors
  • Number Of Poles: 3
  • Pole Dimensions: 8.5mm And 12.8mm
  • Guy Lines & Guy Outs: Yes, Yes
  • Stakes: Lightweight Aluminum
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  • Floor Area: 60 sq. ft.
  • Center Height: 5 foot. 8 inches.
  • Packed Weight: 11 Lbs 4 Oz
    Trail Weight: 10 Lbs. 3 Oz.
  • Packed Size: 6 x 15 x 27 inches.
  • Number of Vestibules: 1
    Total Vestibule Area: 38.00 sq. ft.
    (Sold Separately)
  • Screened Areas: None
  • Awnings: 1

Tent Set Up

Color-coded webbing and poles makes for an easy set up.

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Summary: Favorable Reviews

Great tent from Big Agnes again. Reliable, lightweight, and it keeps you dry at night. Almost no flaws at all. A big thumbs up for this.

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Summary: Unfavorable Reviews

I am not a fan of its design. Sometimes zippers can be difficult to zip up and down. You need to take care when you try to close it to avoid destroying it.

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The Big House 4 Deluxe Gold has two windows and two doors and a peak center height of 5' 8 which is a little bit bigger than the average height of the 129 different 4 person tents we have looked at. With 60 square feet of space inside, it is a little bit smaller than some other 4-person tents, and it could be a little tight for you and, up to three other campers all through the 3-seasons this tent is approved for. Smaller tents like this one make a very nice choice for people that love spending lots of time outside of their tent exploring.

Something we like about cabin tents is, that the walls of the tent are basically vertical creating a sizeable interior, this allows for much more headroom at the sides inside, making it feel much bigger than other types of tents, they also, have a larger sleeping area making them great for families. Normally cabin tents are used by people going on a camping trip in a car or a truck as they are quite heavy when compared to dome tents. That dose though make them better suited to cooler months.

Down below, you can find a list of the tent's pros and cons.

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  1. Freestanding. The Big House Deluxe Gold can support its own weight on any terrain. It does not even have to be staked down in most cases. But in case of strong winds, it is always best to secure it to the floor with the included steel stakes and guylines.
  2. Vestibule. Having one vestibule. Affords you somewhere to store shoes and other things that can get dirty, muddy, this is a huge plus.
  3. Has Gear Loft. It is good to see Big Agnes adding a gear loft in the interior to store some of your things.
  4. Has awnings. The awnings protect the walls of the tent.
  5. More than one door. With 2 doors, it is easier to get in and out of the tent, in the middle of the night if needed.
  6. More than one window. With 2 openings it is easier to keep the tent ventilated on a hot summers night.
  7. The rainfly completely covers the tent body. The rainfly covers the whole body of the tent from the top to the bottom and has a waterproof rating of 1500mm. Meaning it will easily protect you against heavy rain.
  8. Available in other sizes. Big Agnes has also made this model available in Other Sizes.
  9. Low price. It is a great deal for a 4 person cabin tent providing this much room. Not a lot of tents available on the market provide this level of quality for only $252.10 info_outline


  1. Susceptible to wind. Because of its size and shape, the Big House may not do best in strong winds if it is not firmly secured with the provided guy lines and stakes. Even though the tent is listed as freestanding in all but very calm conditions, one would need to stake and tie it down correctly.
  2. Not roomy. With a floor area of 60 square feet, the Big House 4 is smaller than quite a lot of the 129 other 4 person tents we have looked at.
  3. Footprint not Included. There is no included footprint, there is one sold separately specifically for the Big House 4 footprint Even though the floor may be made of Polyester, it is still best to protect it further with a footprint, especially on rough terrain.
  4. A tad heavy for backpacking. Even though the Big House 4, looks like a small tent, it is not probably the best choice for backpacking as it weighs 11 pounds. This is quite a lot more than many other backpacking tents
  5. Storage Space. Due to the size of the tent, one cannot store a lot of stuff inside..


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Our Ratings: 4.8 STARS

Big Agnes's Big House 4 Deluxe Gold tent is suitable for bicycle & motorbike camping. Here are a couple of other cool things not noted above which, were found and liked, while reviewing the model: Ready to pitch; with pre-cut guy lines and tensioners attached to fly, 10 interior mesh pockets, 2 bin pockets and Velcro tabs connect fly to pole structure providing perfect pitch and extra stability.

With very good ratings, a few reviews and a minimum headroom of 5' and 60 square feet of space for sleeping, this tent is like your own little home away from home. This allows you and up to 2 other friends to spend some real quality time in the outdoors together. We found a decent amount of pros about the tent that you can study above.

If you found this page looking for recommendations on this specific tent, we consider, it would make for an excellent purchase. If you simply happened to land on this website while looking for a brand new tent having not heard of this manufacture or this tent model previously, it is possibly a good idea to look at some other comparable tents.

Value for money: When thinking about value for your dollar, this tent is more competitive than the standard price of all the one hundred and fifty, four-person tents we have taken a look at, this by itself does not make it good value for money. One should also look at other factors in detail, as we do for each tent.

When we tally up the overall score of a tent, we consider tons of stuff, searching for things where the tent could excel against other near-identical tents and where it is coming up short. On this occasion, with an overall rating of 4.8 and the price statistics above, one can view that with a cost of $252.10 info_outline Big Agnes's Big House 4 Deluxe Gold is a superb bargain and cheap when compared with similar tents.

Its overall score shows that the quality and size the tent provides were not in any way compromised to obtain a price tag unquestionably below the usual price for comparable tents. It could make an excellent choice for nearly all campers searching for an adequate three-season cabin tent to go camping with, that will serve you well for years to come.

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Other Sizes and Variations of the Big Agnes Big House Model

Model Headroom Sleeping Area Price * Discounted

Big Agnes Big House 4
Big House 4 Deluxe Gold

5' 8"60 sq ft $252.10info_outline(28%)

Big Agnes Big House 6
Big House 6 Deluxe Gold

6' 6"75 sq ft $279.95info_outline(30%)

Big Agnes Big House 4
Big House 4 Deluxe Green Leaf

5' 8"60 sq ft $260.01info_outline(30%)

Big Agnes Big House 6
Big House 6 Deluxe Green Leaf

6' 6"75 sq ft $419.95info_outline(0%)

Big Agnes Big House 4
Big House 4 Gold

5' 0"56 sq ft $299.95info_outline(0%)

Big Agnes Big House 4
Big House 4 Green

5' 0"56 sq ft $299.95(0%)
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